Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pink Tutu

Inspired by a pink tutu Ella recently got, we decided to do a quick photo shoot in the fields by our house! 
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Big Day for Aaron

Wish him luck on his Captain's interview!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

San Francisco Vacation

IMG_2190 Spring Break is just about over...Ella's back at school tomorrow, Jacob has one more day.  We took a little mini trip to San Francisco for a few days and today (Sunday) we spent the afternoon outside enjoying the 90+ IMG_2133 degree temperatures.  We did a lot on our San Francisco trip...here's some of the highlights:

Day 1

  • Chinatown - had some of the best Chinese food ever, fun shops, saw how fortune cookies are made.  Jacob thought we were really in China!

  • Pier 39 - Sea lions, merry-go-round--Ella LOVES the sea lions

  • Fisherman's Wharf - dinner at a sourdough factory (bread bowls...mmmm), street performers

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  • Lombard Street - fun walking up and down the STEEP streets of San Fran

  • Ella had a picture drawn of her

  • Playing on the beach near the Golden Gate

  • Getting 'lost' on the other side of the Golden Gate, ending up in a one lane tunnel and on a beach with surfers 'on the other side of the world' in a situation much like the show LOST! 

  • Exploratorium - Jacob wouldn't leave!

  • Dinner @ PF Changs...unfortunately memorable for Lisa

  • Swimming in the hotel


Day 3

  • Ikea shopping

  • 'Touring' Oakland

  • Bead Show - Tax Write-Off!

  • Jelly Belly Factory Tour

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

We're in San Francisco

Chinatown to be exact!photo.jpg

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter 2009!

We had a beautiful day today!  My Mom, brother and the Nostrands joined us for brunch and an egg hunt.  The kids even got some swimming in! It was an absolute beautiful and fun day.  

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Saturday Spring Fun

Saturday morning we headed to City Hall for an Easter egg hunt for City employees.  Probably one of the harder Easter egg hunts I've witnessed!  The kids were lucky to come away with about 7-8 eggs each and that was with our help. They still had fun, it was held at the City Hall Sculpture Park which is always neat to walk through. 
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IMG_1641 Saturday afternoon Jacob and I headed to Brayden's birthday party at Oasis Fun Center.  Unfortunately Jacob was feeling a little under the weather so we ended up leaving early.  He did get aIMG_1626 round of mini-golf in before leaving,  though is bummed he didn't make it to the bumper cars. 

Saturday evening Aaron and I went out with my Mom to the 2nd Saturday Art Hop.  It is a really fun monthly event where you get to see local artists work displayed at locally operated business around IMG_0390 town.  This month's theme was children's artwork and Alicia was hosting at one of the venues and her kids had artwork displayed.  We made sure to visit her first!  After spending a few hours indulging in the complimentary wine/cheese/desserts offered, seeing some fun art and meeting a lot of cool people-we went to dinner at Jeff's restaurant Vintage.  We enjoyed a delicious dinner and listened to some good music.  It was also a treat and rare occurence for Aaron and I to go anywhere with my Mom without the kids!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Egg Deco Time

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Past Couple Weeks

Again I'm forgetting about this blog...geesh...considering this is where I write my life happenings which eventually gets printed out for me to refer to when I have Alzheimer's (how's that for a run-on sentence?), I'd better get at it.  Well let's see what's been happening?  The usual dance, souting, appts...in school news--Ella had Kindergarten round-up and got to meet all the Kindergarten teachers as well as check out the classrooms.  She was very excited about that!  Jacob had Open House which was fun and scary at the same time.  Scary because that means his 1st grade year is quickly coming to a close!  Here's a few pics from that...


Funny thing about this silhoutte...I immediately thought it looked like Aaron as a little boy.  I still don't see Jacob in it! 


Showing off his Flat Stanley project.  He sent it to Grandpa Ron in Pittsburgh.  So fun to see the adventures Flat Stanley had there!  Some of the highlights were visiting Fort Ligonier, the Sony Plant, Heinz Factory, Lenox Glass Factory, PA Fire Station, and a covered bridge. 


Hanging with his best buds.

Let's see what else....dinner club this month was a night out.  We hit Chevy's for dinner and then Johnny's for playing pool and a little dancing, finished the night out at Vintage. 

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The next group of pictures were after we were all introduced to Lion Bars by Lisa (one of our 2 special guests to Dinner Club and Karen's sister).  Somehow we then all became spokespeople for Lion Bar and were filming a print ad campaign for them!

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OK, I'll end this super long post with a picture of Jacob who recently lost his second tooth.  The tooth fairy brought him a dollar but he was upset because he was expecting $100.  Yeah, right.